What we're about

We are a group of civic hackers, technologists, public servants, and community leaders in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, St. Paul, and metro area) focused on improving the technology of our cities. We are a Code for America Brigade (http://brigade.codeforamerica.org/).

See our Mission Statement and Goals (https://www.opentwincities.org/about/) for more information.

Please join us if you have any interest or curiosity in experimenting with new technologies that address community or civic needs, or wish to discuss how a new or improved technology can help the community we live in.

For discussion, please join the Open Twin Cities Slack workspace (https://otc-slackin.herokuapp.com/).

Upcoming events (1)

Open Twin Cities Meetup (Remote)

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At this meetup, we'll be joined by Maria Jensen, an Environment, Health and Safety Specialist for Tech Dump. Tech Dump is an industry leader in electronics recycling. One of the largest collectors of e-waste in the state of Minnesota, they have processed more than 35 million pounds of electronic waste—all while adhering to the highest standards of data security. In addition to their proven track record of providing seamless electronics recycling services for businesses and organizations of all sizes, they are also a social enterprise that provides jobs and training for persons facing barriers to employment.

At the end of the meeting, we’ll also provide some “open mic” time for folks to share projects they’re working on and/or civic tech questions you’re interested in. Do you have a civic tech / open data project you’re working on and you’d like some feedback? Have you discovered a new civic tech development that you’re excited about and want to share with others? This is a chance to share, brainstorm, and get feedback!


  • 6:30 - 6:45pm: Brief meet & greet + Announcements
  • 6:45 - 7:30pm: Guest speaker + Q & A
  • ~7:30pm: Civic tech “open mic” (~5-10 minutes per project)

Please wear headphones when connecting to the remote meeting to help avoid audio feedback. Feel free to chat us on Slack (https://otc-slackin.herokuapp.com/) if you have technical difficulties connecting and we'll do our best to help you get up and running.


As with any event hosted by Open Twin Cities, our Code of Conduct will be in effect during this meetup: https://brigade.codeforamerica.org/about/code-of-conduct

The Open Twin Cities website: http://opentwincities.org

Open Twin Cities is a part of the Code for America Brigade network.


Past events (178)

Open Twin Cities Monthly Meetup (Remote)

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